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Longing for the Lost Caliphate A Transregional History

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of Illustrations and Maps -- Acknowledgments -- Note on Transliteration and Dates -- INTRODUCTION -- Early History of the Caliphate -- The Abbasid Caliphate -- The Ottoman Caliphate -- Diachronic Reflections on Symbolic Loss, Destruction, and Renegotiation -- CHAPTER 1 Visions of a Lost Caliphal Capital: Baghdad, 1258 CE -- Mapping an Islamic Cultural Discourse -- al-Subkī's Living History: An Enduring Sense of Loss -- Channeling Muslim Memory through History -- Loss of the Abbasids -- Bodily Desecration -- Literary Dimensions of Religious Rites -- An Altered Landscape -- Eschatological Endings -- The Consolation of Prophetic Transmissions -- CHAPTER 2 Recapturing Lost Glory and Legitimacy -- Remembering and Recreating a Glorious Past -- Going Beyond Baghdad -- Commemorating the Caliphate -- Contesting Caliphs -- Embracing Communal Continuity -- Enduring Salience -- CHAPTER 3 Conceptualizing the Caliphate, 632-1517 CE -- Classical Articulation of the Islamic Caliphate as a Legal Necessity and Communal Obligation -- al-Juwaynī's Seminal Fifth/Eleventh-Century Resolution -- Post-656/1258 Theorists of the Caliphate -- Ghalabah, the Sultanate, and the Caliphate in Ibn Jamāʻ ah's Taḥrīr al-Aḥkām (1241-1333) -- Ibn Taymiyyah's Views on the Caliphate (1262-1328) -- Shams al-Dīn al-Dhahabī's Polemical Treatise on the Grand Imamate (1274-1348) -- Tāj al-Dīn al-Subkī and the Restoration of Blessings (1327-70) -- The Inter-School Polemics of Najm al-Dīn al-Ṭarsūsī (1310-57) -- Ibn Khaldūn's Political Entanglements and Ideals (1332-1406) -- The Mamluk Chancery Contributions of al-Qalqashandī (1355-1418) -- al-Shīrāzī's Metaphysical Exaltation of the Abbasid Caliph in Cairo (1386-1457) -- Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī's Devotional Love of the Prophet's Family (1445-1505)
eBook, English, 2017
Princeton University Press, Princeton, 2017